Management Sciences for Health

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Technical Advisor

Job ID
# of Positions
GEN (General)
P000 - Proposal
Reports To
Chief of Party


MSH is seeking a Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Technical Advisor for a child and reproductive health program funded by USAID.  The program supports the Ministry of Health of Benin (MOH) to deliver high-impact interventions in an integrated fashion to significantly contribute to accelerate and sustain improvements in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH).

 The MNCH Technical Advisor is responsible for the oversight and technical direction at the central, periphery and community levels to further reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity in targeted peri-urban health zones. Program activities include a full-range of maternal and child health interventions.

This position is contingent upon MSH winning the project award. 

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Under the leadership of the COP/Project Director, provide technical direction, oversight, and management for overall strategy for implementing PIHI and improving maternal and child services in Benin.
  2. In collaboration with other team members, support training and capacity-building for health service providers and MOH staff at the central, periphery and community levels to manage and implement successful maternal and child health programs and collaborate in the development of training curricula and strategies.
  3. Provide technical assistance and participate in program planning relating to PIHI
  4. Oversee the design, development, and implementation of monitoring and evaluation strategies and systems to effectively capture and communicate project results in MNCH.
  5. Lead the development and documentation of effective tools and approaches for MNCH services, and maintain an inventory of successful strategies and approaches.
  6. Document and share lessons learned in the area of MNCH in the format of project reports, publications and presentations at all levels.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Advanced degree in public health or related area
  2. Minimum of eight (8) years of experience working in developing country health systems with a focus on newborn, child and maternal health
  3. Medical or nursing degree or special training in pediatrics is highly desirable, but not required.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of MNCH issues in Benin or other West African countries will be an added advantage.
  5. Demonstrated experience working effectively with program staff, implementing partners, civil society organizations, community leaders and local and national government authorities to implement high impact MNCH and FP/RH services
  6. Previous experience in implementing high-impact interventions for maternal and neonatal health a plus.
  7. Excellent management and interpersonal skills
  8. English (Level 4) and French fluency (verbal and written) required
  9. Qualified Beninese nationals and international candidates are encouraged to apply

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Chief of Party
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